The Fitzwilliam Museum’s Greek and Roman Gallery presents art and archaeology through objects found as far apart as Crete and Cambridge, with a date range of about 3000 BC to AD 400.
Marble gods and emperors rub shoulders with painted pottery; bronze statuettes, gold jewellery and silver coins enjoyed by the living find a place alongside coffins and other monuments to the dead.
The arrangement of the gallery is underpinned by chronology, so visitors wanting to follow the progress of Greek and Roman civilisation can start with Case 1 and proceed around the room to Case 13. The central display presents the most spectacular pieces of Greek and Roman funerary sculpture.
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